FRIDAY AUGUST 18TH
4:30pm - 11pm

Asian Arts Initiative, Reading Viaduct Tunnel, 1150 Pearl Street

Join us for the opening night and kick-off celebration of Mustard Seed Film Festival's second year! Don't miss the U.S & Philadelphia premieres of LGBTQ centered films, live dance and drag performances by South Asian artists, and our dance party to end the night with a blend of Bhangra and Caribbean beats! 

AFTERNOON SHORT FILMS
BEING & PERFORMING

4:30pm Open Air Bazaar

South Asian artists with prints, books, clothing, accessories and food available for purchase

5:30pm Screening: Is it Too Much To Ask? dir. Leena Manimekalai

DOCUMENTARY | INDIA | 2016

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6:00pm Screening: Daaravtha dir. Nishant B. Roy

NARRATIVE SHORT | INDIA | 2015

DANCE PERFORMANCE & KEYNOTE

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6:30pm Dance performance by International Dancer Zaman

Keynote by Mohamed Q. Amin  Caribbean Equality Project

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OPENING NIGHT FEATURE FILM
7:30pm Screening: Abu, dir. Arshad Khan

 
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DOCUMENTARY | PAKISTAN & CANADA | 2017


MUSTARD SEED DRAG SHOW & DANCE PARTY

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Photo by Amber Mahoney for REFINERY29

Photo by Amber Mahoney for REFINERY29

9:15pm South Asian Drag Show featuring Sundari Indian Goddess & Bibi Masala

10:00pm DANCE PARTY w/ DJ MEDHA